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RATINGS: 1096   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Alpha Klaus is Alpha King’s cousin. A big American X-mas Porter brewed with English chocolate malt and Mexican sugar and of course tons of strange American hops! Cheers.

2014 vintage - 6.0% abv

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (15396) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2014
Bottle shared in Hoboken. Pours deep brown with a frothy beige head. The nose holds well toasted malts, some pine, orange rind. Medium sweet flavor with nice earthy bitterness, cocoa, roast, baked pine. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly ashy on the finish with some ripe orange, pine, well toasted bread. Quite nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (14668) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2009
Bottle (2006) at ØLbaren (thanks Lars). Black - brown head. Coffee, borned, berries, chocolate, licorice, light smokey notes, smoothness, nice hoppy. Nice - not fantastic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Koelschtrinker (14128) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 5, 2011
Stimmig malziger und röstiger Antrunk mit kaffeeartigem Anteil. Das Aroma wird breiter, die röstigen Noten intensivieren sich leicht. Dazu kommt eine angenehme Süße, die aber nur wenig erkennbar ist. Die Kaffeenoten werden etwas stärker, das Bier bleibt auf hohem Niveau. Schokoladiger Abgang mit hefigen Noten, herb, angenehm. Gelungen! 8/10/9/11/11/11

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (14045) - San Leandro, California, USA - FEB 28, 2011
A: The pour is a dark brown color with some definite red highlights. A short lived off-white head is present, too. S: Quite a lot of roast, and perhaps char, with just a touch of smokiness. There are some nice hints of dark fruits, earthy hops, and bitter dark chocolate. I seem to pick up just a touch of licorice. T: Mostly roasted malt flavor with a nice char character. A mild sweetness in the form of toffee, and the same earthy hop notes. A mild to moderate bitterness to the beer. M: Medium in body and medium carbonation, too. D: Kind of heavy on the roast which limits the amount of other qualities you can pick up, but good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (13966) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 4, 2003
Dark brown; aroma of chocolate malt. Sweet. Soft malty palate. Thick, viscous body. One of the better examples of traditional-style porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (12971) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 19, 2011
Bomber from Secret Santa (Brad in Ohio). Thanks for this 100 pt beer! Pours dark brown with a creamy tan head. Aroma has lots of chocolate and a strong hop character. Full bodied. Starts with a ton of resin and maybe grapefruit, quickly followed by a mass of very chocolate chocolate. Followed by some light resin/grapefruit. There’s a lot of every thing is this drink that for me finishes pretty dry and nicely bitter. Thanks again Santa!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (12516) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 23, 2003
(2003) Black body with medium beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, milk chocolate, some grapefruit/pine, light roasty. Taste is chocolate grapefruit, which, although sounding disgusting, works quite well. Roasty and light pine round out the flavors. Medium body. A very nice beer, and one for which I heartily thank BBB63. That being said, I'm not sure what all the fuss is about.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (12420) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 6, 2005
Bottle. Black hue with large frothy light brown head. Full body with creamy texture. Aroma and flavor of heavy roasted, molasses and vanilla. Long full duration with moderate sweet finish. May be the best of style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bu11zeye (12367) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 20, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2003 (Darught) Pours a brown color with a small head. Has a big hoppy flavor with hints of chocolate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christian (11983) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2010
Thanks to Plovmand and Hallinghansen for sharing. Black with a tiny tan head. Roasted aroma of licorice and rich dark chocolate with hoppy citrus and pine notes. Dry and bitter flavour with lots of cocoa and mild roasted notes.

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